August 8, 2017 | Press Release
The Army Corps of Engineers released the Brandon Road Draft Integrated Feasibility Study yesterday, and Prairie Rivers Network (PRN) applauds the release of the report, which was delayed by the Trump administration, and welcomes the opportunity for public comment.
August 1, 2017 | Blog Post
Thank you to everyone who recently responded to the Action Alert on Asian carp. It mattered!
July 19, 2017 | Blog Post
Adorable as armadillos might be (and let’s be honest, they are a whole lot more darling than another Illinois invader: Asian carp), they are not native to Illinois, and as with all non-native species, they compete with our native wildlife for resources. Armadillos are known to eat eggs and therefore pose a threat to populations of ground-nesting birds.
The Army Corps of Engineers recently released the results of the public comments on the Great Lakes Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS). As authorized by Congress, GLMRIS set out to “evaluate a range of options and technologies to prevent the spread of aquatic nuisance species between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River by aquatic pathways.” [...]
This past weekend marked a significant development toward permanently protecting the Great Lakes from the dreaded Asian carp and revitalizing the Chicago River system. During a panel discussion at the Council of Great Lakes Governors, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn publicly stated his support for the separation of the Great Lakes from the Mississippi River. Speaking [...]